A few posts back, I wrote about trying on a fancy (pricey) grey cloche at Anthropologie. Yesterday I was at Target and saw that they have a whole range of cloche hats, priced at just $16.99:
Of course, I couldn’t resist trying them on. First up, this one in mustard yellow – probably my favorite of the lot:
I really liked this too! Hunter green is a great jewel tone for fall/winter, and so easy to mix & match with the muted tones of this season while adding a subtle dash of color.
Grey with felt appliques. A little too much embellishment for me.
Well, after all the hat modeling, I walked away empty-handed: I didn’t think that I would get very much wear out of a cloche hat here in LA.
What color would you choose?
We were strolling around our neighborhood mall today when I did my requisite “seeking inspiration” tour of Anthropologie (they always have great displays and cool ideas).
There were hats for sale and of course, just like sunglasses, they beg to be tried on and modeled, no?
Cumbrian Fells Rancher hat ($68), apparently listed as “blue” on the Anthropologie website. Am I colorblind, or is this GREEN?!
Scarf-cinched cloche ($48)
I thought this hat was pretty cute, especially since it matched my new chunky infinity scarf so nicely. I could totally imagine walking around Central Park in NYC feeling all chi-chi with this hat+scarf combo. But now, looking on the website, I realized that the brim should have been folded up? Probably explains why it was covering half my face.
Cool trivia about cloche hats from Wikipedia:
Its name is derived from cloche, the French word for “bell”.
By the end of the 1920s, it became fashionable to turn the brims on cloche hats upwards. This style remained prevalent until the cloche hat became obsolete around 1933 or ’34.
Often, different styles of ribbons affixed to the hats indicated different messages about the wearer. Several popular messages included: An arrow-like ribbon which indicated a girl was single but had already given her heart to someone, a firm knot which signaled marriage or a flamboyant bow which indicated the wearer was single and interested in mingling.
My interest is piqued to try a hat, but instead of these fine options at fine prices, I’ll probably check out the more budget-friendly options like Target, Ross or TJ Maxx!
Ooh checking out whimsical hats done by Heads of State Millinery is soooooooo fun!!
Hats. Are. Fab!!!!!!!